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February 2018 - Toddlers Parent Cue

 FEBRUARY

         2018

BIBLE STORY:
LUKE 19:1-10
Jesus has dinner with Zacchaeus and forgives him for the wrong he has done.
SAY THIS:
Who does Jesus love?
Jesus loves everyone.

 
BASIC TRUTH:  Jesus wants to be my friend forever.
DO THIS:

 MORNING TIME


When you go in your child's room this month say, "Good morning, [child's name]!" (Hold arms out wide.) "Mommy/Daddy loves you SOOOOO much! And Jesus loves you even MORE!" (Hug child.)
 

 DRIVE TIME


As you drive, say the memory verse together: "Love each other as I have loved you." Take turns replacing the words "each other" with the names of people you know.
 

 CUDDLE TIME


Cuddle up with your child this month and pray, "Dear God, we want to love everyone like Jesus loves everyone. Please help [child's name] and me see ways we can love others, like sharing, being kind, and praying for others. Thank You for loving us no matter what. In Jesus' name, amen."
 

 BATH TIME


Add toy food to bath time. Encourage your child to wash the food and "cook dinner" for you to enjoy. Talk about how Jesus ate dinner with Zacchaeus. Jesus wanted Zacchaeus to know He loved him and wanted to be his friend.

From Parent Cue:

PROVE YOU LOVE THEM

By Kristen Ivy

 

I love my kids.

If I’m really honest, there’s something inside me that wants them to know how much I love them. I’m not sure why. Maybe it’s because I know how significant love is in the life of a child and I just hope they know, really know, how much they are loved—but they don’t. How could they? They’re kids. They might never understand or appreciate the way I love them.

That’s okay. A kid doesn’t have to understand or appreciate a parent’s love in order to be affected by it.

So, what if the best thing we can do for our kids is not to get them to understand how much we love them, but to prove to them that we love them enough. What does enough mean? Maybe, in their world, it’s as simple as SHOWING UP . . .

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